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Grandparent’s Rights

Learn Your Rights

Watching your child go through a divorce can be a very difficult situation, especially when your grandchildren are involved. Divorce cases are stressful for everyone in the family. Being the grandparent, you may be left wondering how this will affect your relationship with your grandchildren. However, you are not responsible for providing care for your grandchildren or children, which means that your role might not be discussed by the courts. If you find yourself in a scenario where your grandchildren are going to remain with your daughter-in-law or son-in-law, you may find it challenging to be able to see them as often as you would like. In many cases, the parent that receives sole custody of the child is not related to you and wants to distance themselves from their in-laws and exes’ family.

However, it is natural for you as a grandparent to want to maintain a relationship with your grandchildren, regardless of the parental situation. If you are concerned that you may not be able to see your grandchildren as much as you would like, you may pursue visitation rights. At Atkins & Markoff, our compassionate attorneys will work hard to help you secure the right to see your grandchildren regardless of who has primary custody. Retaining an attorney from Atkins & Markoff will give you a better chance of being able to continue to foster and grow your relationship with your grandkids once a divorce is finalized.

Custody Issues

In some cases of divorce, neither parent is able to care for the children. Whether due to criminal convictions, drug addictions, alcoholism, or some other serious issue, you may be able to adopt the children or become their primary caretaker. If you find yourself in a situation where it would be in the best interest of your grandchildren for you to have custody or guardianship, it is a good idea to retain the assistance of an attorney from Atkins & Markoff. Here in Oklahoma, the courts are committed to making decisions based on the best interests of children, which may mean you should be named their primary guardian. To better understand your rights and the legal system, be sure to contact an attorney from Atkins & Markoff today.

Contact Atkins & Markoff Today

With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys at Atkins & Markoff are well-equipped to help you navigate the legal system and plead for your rights as a grandparent. Whether you are seeking visitation rights or primary custody of your grandchildren, our compassionate legal team will be able to help you. We understand how delicate divorce cases can be, especially when children are involved. We will work hard to help you put forth your best effort and work with you to ensure the child’s best interests are met. To set up a consultation and get started with one of our attorneys, please contact us today.